Shopper columnist Victor Ashe got a few folks upset with his prediction last week that West Hills residents would get the sidewalk they requested with a 7:30 a.m. walk on Sheffield Drive from Wesley Road to West Hills Elementary School on Vanosdale.
Ashe pointed to safety concerns and support from three members of City Council: Vice Mayor Duane Grieve, George Wallace and Marshall Stair.
Everyone complains about money in politics. Republicans object to the money funneled into campaigns from big labor. Democrats complain about money coming in from big business. Lately, folks in both political parties complain about so-called super PACs and their billionaire donors.
We’re used to money in politics. Last week, we learned there can even be politics in money.
Gary Gamble, owner of Gam’s Hair Fashions on University Avenue, heard gunshots from Danny Mayfield Park the night 12-year-old JaJuan Latham was killed.
Gamble, a graduate of Austin-East High School who has owned his business for 22 years, lives above his barbershop. He had four barbers when he started. Today he has 10, and he believes in giving back to his community.
Two months ago in February, I visited an island that had been on my bucket list for years. It is St. Helena, a British Overseas Territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean between Africa (Angola is 1,200 miles east) and South America (Brazil is 1,800 miles west).
St. Helena is best known as the final site for the exile of Napoleon Bonaparte after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815. He lived there until his death in 1821. It is also the home of Jonathan, the world’s oldest known living reptile (a tortoise; more on him later).
Krissy DeAlejandro, executive director of tnAchieves, will speak to graduates of Pellissippi State Community College at this year’s spring commencement ceremony May 6.
“Although I talk in front of people a lot, admittedly, I’m nervous,” says DeAlejandro. “I often tell students I am very much like them, and I understand how intimidating the process of getting an education can be. But it can change your life.”
Spring assessment: “We’re really a bad football team. We have a long way to go, we really do. The passing game is terrible from an execution standpoint. The running game is nonexistent, and really, that’s about it. The kickers and punters are below average.”
Scrimmage summation: “We weren’t very good. We were poor in protections. We were poor in routes, we were poor in throws. The passing game didn’t look very good.”
[Jesus] answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.”